Climate & Development Blog


17th June 2020

Peter Maurer: Covid-19 and Conflict Zones: How the Pandemic is Impacting and Shaping Humanitarian Action

On 3 June 2020, Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), gave an address to the IIEA. This briefing summarises how the ICRC has adapted its ongoing work to become more relevant to the response and prevention of this pandemic. It also looks at how COVID-19 has shaped the work of humanitarian organisations.
2nd June 2020

Antonio Vitorino: Mitigating the Threat of COVID-19 to Refugees and Migrants

On 18 May 2020, Antonio Vitorino, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), gave an address to the IIEA. This briefing summarises the key points of his address and provides an overview of the major areas of concern of the IOM in relation to COVID-19, the economic implications of the virus and how some governments are dealing with the crisis.
2nd July 2019

Recalibrating Ireland’s NECP

On 18 June 2019, the European Commission presented its assessment of all Member States’ draft NECPs collectively, and issued recommendations to each Member State individually.
12th February 2019

Climate Risks: Can the Central Bank Manage Them Effectively?

In a welcome sign that concern about climate change is being mainstreamed across the body politic, Prof. Philip Lane, Governor of the Irish Central Bank, made a significant contribution to the debate on 5 February 2019.
25th January 2019

Pragmatism over Purism: How to design a Carbon Tax to Win Political and Social Support

Joseph Curtin argues that “strategic revenue recycling” can help build constituencies supportive of a carbon tax. Ultimately, pragmatism should trump purism: the key is getting a pricing solution over the line.